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I am a Senior Consultant at SunGard Consulting Services focusing on analytics. This website contains my personal views and not those of SunGard.

I have a Master of Science in Business Analytics from University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business. I also have a Bachelors in Science in Communications from Northwestern University, where I was a Theater major focusing on playwriting.

I currently keep a blog, Fear of Data, where I blog about analytics, data science, and related topics.

See some of my Java and R code on GitHub.

I contribute semi-regularly to Texas Enterprise Magazine on topics including analytics and big data.

From 2010 to 2012 I lived in South Africa as Peace Corps Volunteer. Read about it on my old blog, or as syndicated in The South African.

30 March 2014: I led a research poster presentation at the Workshop on Social & Business Analytics hosted by the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. Other presenters included Facebook, Ebay, and Microsoft. Learn about the research and see the poster.

3 March 2014: I won the IBM Watson Strategic Engagement Case Competition hosted by the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. My team beat out 16 other teams with our proposal to use Watson to navigate the thousands of pages of new financial accounting regulations published annually. More info coming after IBM's formal announcement.

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